Course Title: Production Management and Methods

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Production Management and Methods

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2008

Course Coordinator: Mark Lycette

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9818

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 7.3.24

Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Production, Management & Methods is an online elective that explores the media genre of Anime & Manga. The course studies the formation of the style and genre from a historical context through to a contemporary analysis.
You will gain an understanding of where and how the style and medium evolved. The key works that define and form edits success and recognition. The study material and tasks are authored to be suitable for a broad range of students and learning skills.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course addresses the following capabilities:
• Awareness of contemporary cultures and their development
• Problem identification & critical analysis
• Initiate, identify, define, evaluate & apply research methods

 Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
• Understand and critically engage with the genre.
• Understand how the genre developed and informs contemporary culture.
• Identify the founding practitioners (auteurs) and significant works (archetypes) of this medium.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students are given a variety of analytical and project-based tasks aimed at developing their creative, critical and problem solving abilities in relation to media production. Students will examine various examples of professional and experimental works within the specific areas they are studying. Through observation, critical analysis and discussion students will use analytical and problem solving skills to develop creative solutions to project briefs.

Overview of Learning Resources

Many of the resources students will be expected to use are computer-based or computer peripherals.

Students should make uses of wider university resources such as its libraries, their print and audio-visual collections and, if appropriate, the University’s Learning Skills Unit.

Students will be also expected to use their own creative and conceptual skills:

1.     Successful application of software skill-sets

2.     Writing, storyboarding, flowcharting, diagramming & other information visualisation methods (software based & manual)

3.     Analysis of contemporary texts, journal and magazines

4.     Drawing & illustration (software based & manual)

Overview of Assessment

The delivery and assessment of this course is fully online. Assessment in this course is based on short tests, assessed practical assignments and short essays.

Assessment tasks will be provided to students via briefs. Criteria will include:

Originality and maturity of ideas and concepts
Effective communication (verbal and written)
Presentation of concepts through visual material
Successful completion of research and practical projects

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